Nigeria confirms 403 new cases, death toll now 420

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 403 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The 403 new cases has brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 16,085

The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Sunday.

According to the agency, 73 new cases of the virus were reported in Gombe State, 68 in Lagos, 46 in Kano State, 36 in Edo State, 35 in the FCT, 31 in Nasarawa State, 17 in Kaduna State, 16 in Oyo State, 15 in Abia State.

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Others are; 13 in Delta State, 13 in Borno State, eight in Plateau State, seven in Niger State, seven in Rivers State, six in Enugu State, six in Ogun State, three in Kebbi State, one in Ondo State, one in Anambra State, and one in Imo State.

As of 14th June, there were 16,085 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria; 5,220 discharged, with 420 deaths.

The agency also tweeted that there is no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of infection or complications from COVID-19

“However, due to changes that may occur during pregnancy, pregnant women are advised to reduce risk of exposure by staying at home,” it added.

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